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WISCONSIN BOATING REGULATIONS
JORDAN LAKE REHABILITATION AND PROTECTION DISTRICT PROVIDES AN ABBREVIATED LIST OF BOATING LAWS AND FINES FOR VIOLATION OF THESE LAWS.
1. INTOXICATED USE OF A WATER CRAFT - FINE--$429.00
2. NO WAKE IS IN EFFECT PRIOR TO 11:00 A.M OR AFTER 5:30 P.M.
3. IT IS UNLAWFUL TO OPERATE A MOTORBOAT OR A -PWC- WITHIN 100 FEET OF ANY DOCK, ANOTHER BOAT, RAFT, PIER ON ANY LAKE AT A SPEED IN EXCESS OF 'SLOW-NO-WAKE´┐Ż
IT IS ALSO UNLAWFUL FOR A -PWC- TO CREATE A WAKE WITHIN 200 FEET OF THE SHORE LINE FINE--$168.60
4. IT IS UNLAWFUL TO OPERATE A MOTORBOAT AT A SPEED THAT IS- GREATER THAN REASONABLE AND PRUDENT UNDER THE EXISTING- CONDITIONS. FINE--$168.60.
5. AN UNSECURED BATTERY; NO FIRE EXTINGUISHER -- FINE --$156.20
6. LACK OF REQUIRED NUMBER AND TYPE OF PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES FINE--$143.80
7. NO PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 10 MAY OPERATE A MOTORBOAT
8. PERSONS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 -15 MUST HAVE A (BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE) TO OPERATE A PWC--REGARDLESS OF ADULT SUPERVISION --FINE --150.00
9. NO PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MAY RENT A --PWC
10. PARENTS OR GUARDIANS ARE PUNISHABLE BY LAW FOR KNOWINGLY ALLOWING UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS TO OPERATE A MOTORBOAT- FINE --$150.00



MOST COMMON BOATING VIOLATIONS
1. FAILURE TO PROVIDE PROPER NUMBER OF PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES
2. OPERATING A BOAT WITHOUT VALID CERTIFICATE OF NUMBER
3. OPERATING A BOAT WITHIN 100 FEET OF A DOCK, RAFT, PIER, OR ANOTHER BOAT
4. OPERATING A MOTORBOAT WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT OR OPERATING A MOTORBOAT WITH BAC OF .08 % OR GREATER
5. OPERATING A BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT LIGHTS
6. FAILURE TO DISPLAY REGISTRATION NUMBER OR DECAL ON BOAT
7. FAILURE TO SECURE OR COVER STORAGE BATTERY
8. FAILURE TO HAVE CERTIFICATE OF NUMBER ON BOAT.



EXOTIC SPECIES ADVISORY
(AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES)

IF YOU ARE A WATER RECREATIONIST--BOATER, ANGLER, WATER SKIER, ETC., YOU CAN HELP PREVENT THE TRANSPORT OF HARMFUL EXOTIC SPECIES FROM ONE LAKE OR RIVER TO ANOTHER.
1. INSPECT YOUR BOAT, TRAILER, ETC., AND REMOVE ANY PLANTS AND ANIMALS BEFORE LEAVING THE WATER.
2. DRAIN WATER FROM MOTOR, LIVE WELL, BILGE, WHILE ON DRY LAND BEFORE LEAVING, THE LAKE.
3. EMPTY YOUR BAIT BUCKET ON LAND BEFORE LEAVING THE WATERBODY. NEVER RELEASE LIVE BAIT INTO A WATERBODY.
4 WASH/DRY YOUR BOAT AND OTHER EQUIPMENT TO KILL HARMFUL SPECIES; THIS CAN BE DONE AT HOME.
$$$ FAILURE TO DO THE ABOVE IS A $ 150.00 FINE!!



MAKE WISCONSIN WATERS SAFER

REPORT BOATING VIOLATIONS:
CALL YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT/ WARDEN * ADAMS COUNTY OFFICER IS SHAUN LONG AT---- 608-339-3304 -- OR -- 1-800- TIP -WDNR, FOR VIOLATIONS

THIS DOCUMENT WAS PREPARED BY THE JORDAN LAKE REHABILITATION AND PROTECTION DISTRICT OFFICERS AND IS------------
ENDORSED BY THE -DNR- OFFICER, Mr. BILL MILLER PHONE NUMBER --608-339-2635
4/3/2005

Get the complete DNR Boating Regulations here.

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